Unreported

AMANDA POFFENBERGER v. DANIEL POFFENBERGER

Divorce — Marital property — Value determination This appeal arises from a complaint for divorce and related relief filed by appellant, Amanda Wetzel f/k/a Amanda Poffenberger, against appellee, Daniel Poffenberger, in the Circuit Court for Frederick County. Following a two-day ...

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CHRISTOPHER A. NELSON v. PATRICIA A. NELSON

Divorce — Property settlement agreement — Contempt This appeal comes before us on a Petition for Contempt filed in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Patricia Nelson, appellee, sought and received a judgment against her ex -husband, Christopher Nelson, ...

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MELISSA BANNER v. LEONARD BANNER

Divorce — Alimony — Reasonable financial needs Melissa Banner appeals from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County entered in her divorce action against her former husband, Leonard Banner. She presents six issues, which we have reworded slightly ...

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ZOA WILSON v. STEVEN MARZO

Family law — Divorce — Motion to set aside On October 6, 2011, appellant Zoa Wilson moved to set aside an enrolled judgment of absolute divorce, which was entered over four years earlier, on February 6, 2007. The Circuit Court ...

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NAYIRI K. POOCHIKIAN v. VICKEN K. POOCHIKIAN

Nayiri Poochikian (“Wife”), appellant, and Dr. Vicken Poochikian (“Husband”), appellee, were married in August 1982 and separated in 2007. On September 21, 2010, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County entered a judgment granting the parties an absolute divorce. In June 2010, before the divorce was finalized, the parties entered into a written “Voluntary Separation and Property Settlement Agreement” (“the Settlement Agreement”) that required Husband to pay Wife $8,000 per month in indefinite alimony, subject to reconsideration once the marital residence sold. In May 2013, Husband filed a motion in the circuit court seeking to modify the alimony payments. The court held a bench trial on the matter on March 4–6, 2014. On April 9, 2014, the court granted Husband’s motion, and decreased the alimony obligation to $5,000 per month. In this appeal, Wife challenges the circuit court’s order reducing Husband’s monthly alimony obligation. QUESTIONS PRESENTED Appellant presented three questions for our review, which we have consolidated into a single question and rephrased as follows: Did the circuit court commit legal error or abuse its discretion by decreasing Husband’s monthly alimony obligation from $8,000 to $5,000?

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ZACHARIAH GARNER v. EMILY GARNER

ALIMONY/CHILD SUPPORT -- MOTION TO MODIFY ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT -- NEED FOR A HEARING Appellant, Zachariah Garner, appeals the denial of his second motion to modify pendente lite alimony, child support, and other financial assistance (hereinafter “second motion to modify”) without a hearing in the Circuit Court for Howard County. He presents one question for our review, which we quote: Did the circuit court err when it denied appellant’s “Second Motion to Modify Pendente Lite Alimony, Child Support, and Other Financial Assistance to Wife and/or Children and for Other Relief and Request for Hearing” without an opportunity for a hearing on those issues?

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JEANE M. GAIENNIE v. STEPHEN R. DELLERS

REHABILITATIVE ALIMONY -- CALCULATION -- This case stems from a judgment of absolute divorce entered in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County involving appellant, Jeane M. Gaiennie, and appellee, Stephen R. Dellers. Following a four day hearing, the court divided the parties’ assets, granted appellant a monetary award and rehabilitative alimony, and granted appellee a “credit” of $131,250 for the marital home. Appellant appealed and presents five questions for our consideration, which we have rephrased and consolidated for clarity: I. Whether the circuit court erred in denying appellant’s motion to alter/amend? II. Whether the circuit court erred in its monetary award to appellee? III. Whether the circuit court erred in its alimony award to appellant?

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